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    Opinions on laser welders

    Looking for opinions on buying a New, good quality laser welder for a reasonable price. I am considering buying a laser welder for my shop. I will not be doing industrial grade work or anything that requires certification. I do occasional die grade repairs on tool steels, titanium, precious...
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    Micrometer for a visually impaired machinist?

    I cannot say where this came from, My dad had it, I inherited it and use it occasionally still. I became accustomed to the screws in the thimble and have almost gotten used to the feel in my hands, but I still second guess and have to look twice at the measurement when I cannot see all the...
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    Lubricant for worm gears in bandsaw

    This convertible bandsaw was purchased new in about 1965 from Grainger. Recently it started doing some uncharacteristic things. After cleaning the gears I found some wear on the gears, not enough to quit turning the bullwheel but has had low torque stall etc. The gearbox was packed with black, I...
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    Leave DRO's powered up or shut them down?

    I have a number of DRO's on different machines. A couple of Newall's, different flavors and Sony and another from DRO pros. I cannot swear I have this problem with all or that the circumstances are comparable but I've had one Newall lose some data after shut down and power up from one day to the...
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    Sealing porous metals

    I am working with some Aluminum bronze material that requires a high polish (mirror but not optical). I am having trouble getting the surface polish I need with all of my normal techniques. After cleaning and drying I noticed small liquid dots on the surface, slight heating with a heatgun...
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    Replacing transfer hoses on sinker EDM, What material choices?

    Related to my earlier post about these newfangled dielectric oils y'all are using I am trying to suss out compatible hose/tubing materials. My old Charmilles has about 20' of 1-1/8" ID hose for feed and drain purposes with hose clamp and barb fittings all around. I doubt the pressure exceeds 50...
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    Dielectric fluid for Sinker EDM Where and what to buy

    I have been running 3 Swiss EDM machines since the early 60's. My dad always ran kerosene in them and so that is what I have run in them as well. I'm past ready to make the switch. I am looking for advice on what to buy, and from where to buy it. I'm looking for something less volatile, safer...
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    Help needed! I received a machine and it is rusted!

    I could have searched the forum, I may yet but I need help now!. Bought a pristine Deckel Pantograph off a eBay and it just got here. He apparently did not oil it down. Now it is rusty, REAL rusty, not just surface rust. Before and after pics show. I am getting ready to go to Italy for a show...
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    OT Cold Springs Fire

    I have a buddy I've known for 30 plus years who started a real nice machine shop about 15 years ago up in the mountains west of Boulder Colorado just off of Sugarloaf Rd. I've visited many times and always enjoyed the serenity and peaceful forest, mountains and meadows with all the wildlife...
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    Indicator contact point question and idea?

    I need to find the entry and exit heights on a contoured surface for an arc shaped cut in a round piece of polished titanium. I am using an indicator to sweep over the curved surface to find the equal heights, this is setup on my mill. The standard indicator points, even the ones I've polished...
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    Vibration in lathe found, Now tell me why?

    A 1982 12x48 Taiwanese lathe was part of a package deal with a Mill I wanted to buy from a boat shop in Fort Worth a few years back. The owner had passed away and the daughter was selling off all the assets. I got all of the tooling and a bunch of Material and I was real happy with the...
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    My new 1966 Micromaster 618 needs a few parts

    Bought this 618 Micromaster off eBay, guy was pretty decent about it. I had to do a lot of cleanup and such but overall in pretty good shape. I do need a newer used gearset and I wonder if anyone has or knows anyone parting out a Micromaster near this vintage. The parts I need are the worm and...
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    I'm interested in a Surface Grinder on Ebay, anyone know these people?

    Im looking for a new(er) surface grinder than my 6x18 B&S #2. I found this on EBay this morning and it is about what I've been looking for and it is close to me. Okamoto Surface Grinder | eBay Does anyone know of anything good or bad about this dealer? I'd plan to pick it up myself, it's only...
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    OT: "Like" button on vacation?

    I noticed after the recent update the "Like" Button is missing, how will everyone shower my brilliant posts with the Likes I so deserve! Seriously though, Is this something wrong with my computer or is this a system wide disappearance? It is occasionally convenient for me to give a thumbs up...
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    OT Ebay link to Paypal, pros and cons, good or bad idea?

    I bought a thing on eBay this morning and after the sale when I went to pay for the deal there was a note on the page asking if I wanted to link my eBay account to my Paypal to make transactions faster. I don't do many buys from eBay to make a difference on my time, my wasted time comes from...
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    Seeking exceptional TIG Artist for Grinding wheel oops

    I've heard of that one person who is so talented they can TIG 2 pieces of aluminum foil together. Well, I'm looking for the TIG artist who can pull my careless ass out of the frying pan. I'm not going to go into how damned stupid I am but can we just leave it at that :angry:. I need someone who...
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    Organizing used end mills, do you have a simple system?

    My dad trained me as a machinist and back in those days (the 60’s) he only used HSS end-mills. He ran mostly a one or two man shop. When he was done using one it would go back in the box with other used end mills to be used again at a later date. It always used to rankle me at the unknowns...
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    Sonic EDM tables for sinkers? Also, Dry EDM?

    Two things, I found a Sonic EDM table for sale for use with a sinker EDM. I have never heard of such a thing so I went searching for answers on the web. I stumbled across an article which piqued my curiosity, another EDM method I have never heard of. Read this one and tell me what you think, it...
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    Problems with NEWALL DP900 DRO - If you have one read this!

    This is a tale of my experience with my NEWALL DP900 DRO. I did a lot of research 4 years ago to find the right DRO for my manual mill. Two features I really wanted were- Arc contouring- Input x-y center coordinates, tool diameter, radius and step size, inside or outside and with an endmill a...
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    Help to ID a metal alloy by XRF reported composition - WHAT THE?

    I drove out to my neighborhood scrapyard to have several pieces of mystery metal identified today. I have used these guys before to help figure out some unknowns and in exchange for a couple of six-packs of beer they have been extraordinarily kind and helpful. I have used some known materials...
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